KTP Research Associate- Mechanical Structures

£32,332 - £32,332

South Shields, Tyne and Wear - 2 Years (Fixed Term)

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Job description

Rotary Power Ltd. and Newcastle University are offering an exciting opportunity for two KTP Associates, working on a joint project to develop a tool using advanced computational structural and fluid dynamics to optimise lubrication and structural performance. The tool will aid in the development of hydraulic motor designs as part of a future-proofing strategy.

Based at Rotary Power, South Shields you will lead the Mechanical Structures aspect of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership project. The project will focus on computational structural and fluid dynamic analysis to identify operational conditions ensuring optimal levels of lubrication and structural performances to enhance motor assembly longevity.

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at the company’s premises at Rotary Power Simonside East Industrial Park, 1 Waldridge Way, South Shields NE34 9PZ and when required at Newcastle University. Although the contract is fixed term for a duration of 2 years, more than 70% of KTP staff gain a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Due to the nature of other businesses within the host organisation group, international applicants of specific nationalities (including any affiliations with such nationalities) may firstly be subject to the business seeking relevant recruitment approval, prior to any offer of employment being made. In some circumstances, additional security screening may be required.

Project description

The Associate will be responsible for the physical/mechanical modelling and experimental element of the project. Working closely with the project team and a second Associate specialising in CFD simulations to achieve the projects objectives. You will be responsible for development of parametric physical/kinematic models, FE models and simulations, development of experimental models as well as planning/design test rigs for simulation results verification, data acquisition and instrumentation system development and finally data analysis and presentation.

About the business

"Rotary Power designs, develops and manufactures a range of hydraulic motors and pumps for both the mobile and industrial markets. With a new 160,000 sq.ft facility, we can meet the needs of both high and low volume customers, whilst also offering standard and customised product through our in-house design team. Established in 1968, we now have over 45 years’ experience in the hydraulic market and have successfully installed our products on to some of the world’s most demanding applications."

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Candidates should have a MEng/MSc or PhD in Structural Mechanics, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline.

3 June 2024

30 June 2024

14 October 2024

26556


Rotary Power Ltd. and Newcastle University are offering an exciting opportunity for two KTP Associates, working on a joint project to develop a tool using advanced computational structural and fluid dynamics to optimise lubrication and structural performance. The tool will aid in the development of hydraulic motor designs as part of a future-proofing strategy.

Based at Rotary Power, South Shields you will lead the Mechanical Structures aspect of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership project. The project will focus on computational structural and fluid dynamic analysis to identify operational conditions ensuring optimal levels of lubrication and structural performances to enhance motor assembly longevity.

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at the company’s premises at Rotary Power Simonside East Industrial Park, 1 Waldridge Way, South Shields NE34 9PZ and when required at Newcastle University. Although the contract is fixed term for a duration of 2 years, more than 70% of KTP staff gain a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Due to the nature of other businesses within the host organisation group, international applicants of specific nationalities (including any affiliations with such nationalities) may firstly be subject to the business seeking relevant recruitment approval, prior to any offer of employment being made. In some circumstances, additional security screening may be required.